What does informal mean?

Definitions for informal
ɪnˈfɔr məlin·for·mal

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word informal.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. informal(adj)

    not formal

    "conservative people unaccustomed to informal dress"; "an informal free-and-easy manner"; "an informal gathering of friends"

  2. informal, loose(adj)

    not officially recognized or controlled

    "an informal agreement"; "a loose organization of the local farmers"

  3. informal(adj)

    used of spoken and written language

  4. cozy, intimate, informal(adj)

    having or fostering a warm or friendly and informal atmosphere

    "had a cozy chat"; "a relaxed informal manner"; "an intimate cocktail lounge"; "the small room was cozy and intimate"

Wiktionary

  1. informal(Adjective)

    Not formal or ceremonious; casual.

    an informal get-together

  2. informal(Adjective)

    Not in accord with the usual regulations; unofficial.

    an informal agreement

  3. informal(Adjective)

    Suited for everyday use.

    informal clothes

  4. informal(Adjective)

    Reflecting everyday, non-ceremonious usage.

  5. informal(Adjective)

    Not organized; not structured or planned.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Informal(adj)

    not in the regular, usual, or established form; not according to official, conventional, prescribed, or customary forms or rules; irregular; hence, without ceremony; as, an informal writting, proceeding, or visit

    Etymology: [Pref. in- not + formal.]

  2. Informal(adj)

    deranged in mind; out of one's senses

    Etymology: [Pref. in- not + formal.]

Editors Contribution

  1. informal

    A conversation, occasion or meeting that is friendly, peaceful and fun.

    We love to meet with our work friends in an informal manner so we can all get to know each other that does not involve our work roles.

    Submitted by MaryC on June 25, 2016  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'informal' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3869

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'informal' in Adjectives Frequency: #525

How to pronounce informal?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say informal in sign language?

  1. informal

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of informal in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of informal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of informal in a Sentence

  1. Hasan Salim Patel:

    We won't comment on internal memos that are informal and not definitive.

  2. The Stockholm District Court:

    This relates to participation in a large number of massacres during the 1994 genocide where the defendant had an informal role as a leader.

  3. Susan Cleary:

    Transmission in an informal settlement is a disaster, an absolute disaster.

  4. Sarah Leah Whitson:

    Saudi Arabia will never solve the problem of informal work until it fixes its labor system to root out long-term systemic abuses.

  5. Douglas Mena:

    I'm not the only one, there are many of us who have started re-selling goods on the informal market, baking cakes, cleaning houses, anything.

Images & Illustrations of informal

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